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, not as many as hoped for or expected. nbc's tom costello starts us off in our washington newsroom tonight with what all of this might mean. tom, good evening. >> hi, brian. the good news, anyone with retirement money invested in stocks has made back much of what they lost during the great recession and the wall street selloff, about $8 trillion. a big rally on wall street today, with the dow back over 14,000. a lot has changed since the last time it crossed that mark on october 12th, 2007. within a year, lehman brothers and bear stearns failed. housing prices went off a cliff. the unemployment rate went from 4.7% to 10% before falling back to 7.9% today. in portland, oregon this week, more than 900 people applied for 160 new jobs at two new hardware stores. >> 80% of the people we saw were -- had been out of work for three months to up to two years. >> reporter: julie ober has been out of work for 16 months. >> my last job was front desk at a pain management company. and just -- i actually got sick. and couldn't be there any longer. >> reporter: nationwide, some 12 million americans are s
westgate is away but we'll do our best without him. we have michael brown to help us through things. coming up on the program, we'll head out to hong kong where china is requiring a reinstruct during of the economy. >>> after that, of course, the super bowl wasn't just one of the on biggest sporting events of the year, it was one of the biggest days of the year for madison avenue. we'll take a look at which ads were touchdowns and were ads were fumbles. >> mariana rajoy meets angela merkel. >>> plus, upcoming elections that sylvia berlusconi has called his last great electoral and political battle. >>> the power to split up uk banks if they fail to -- activity. george osborne is expected to give the bank of england the responsibility to make sure banks are involved in these activities. you have to love the extended analogy. watch the george osborne speech live here at 10:30 local for those of you here with us in the uk. in the meantime, there are more charges at the top over at barclay's. last night, the bank's financial chief and financial chief announced their leaving. tomorrow, barclay's
's the price of gas. suddenly sky-high again. >>> there's been another terrorist attack on a u.s. outpost overseas. our own richard engel is there, all of it playing out when we get a new secretary of state. >>> new rules in the ongoing fight over birth control coverage. the president makes an offer. the question is, will religious leaders give it their blessing? >>> and the big game. it's all over, but the shouting, the fans are in place, the excitement is building. oh, but wait. we're talking about the puppy bowl on sunday. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. late today the stock market crossed over something of a mythic mark of the modern era and the dow jones industrials closed above 14,000 for the first time since 2007. and we all remember what happened back then. the stock market has been on a tear of late, gaining almost 7% so far this year. s&p and nasdaq also up. we started the day by learning the unemployment rate had inched up to 7.9% again, while the economy actually adde
. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jessica doyle if for jc hayward -- in for jc hayward. we begin with breaking news coming out of frederick county. two sisters ages 3 and 6 were killed when a quick moving fire swept through their home. flames broke out just after 11:00 last night. the house along highland avenue near harmony road in miersville. scott broom joins us with more in this terrible story. good afternoon, scott. >> reporter: i'm standing here with the house behind me. the place is completely destroyed. to hear neighbors who are hear assisting the people who got out, this is just a parents' nightmare story. two parents, one of whom the mother who leapt from a balcony and a father who had to be pulled from a burning rooftop by firefighters once they got here, those parents trying despately to save the two daughters inside ages 3 and 6. unfortunately it did not work out. those two children died. both parents were injured. they were taken to area hospitals. the good news, if there is any here, is that 57-month-old baby -- is that a 7-month-old baby and an 8-year-old child we
liesman. also at the table with us this morning, our guest host is andy surel. andrew just talked about the markets. stocks ending at session lows yesterday. in fact, all ten s&p sectors closed lower. yet the bulls betting this is nothing more than a bull pac. but we will have a number of powerful investors for their thoughts throughout yao the morning. jim o'neill will join us in just a few minutes. then in the next half hour, the man charged with making sdigs for how blackrock invests more than $1 trillion, the firm's chief investment strategist, russ koesterich. nouriel roubini will be joining us and we're going to ask him for his current view of the world. in the following hour, buy and hold is the name of his game, barons capital ceo ron baron will be our special guess. he's been talking to us about how great of an opportunity stocks have been. we'll see if he's still feeling that optimistic now that stocks have reached 14,000 or close to it. >>> how majority leader eric cantor is set to address a major policy issue today. the goal here is trying to rebrand the gop. moving on, befo
world's largest airline. >> liking meaning fewer seats and higher prices for all of us. >>> we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. >> he could have come out the back door with his hands up could have waved a white flag. he was determined to stay in there. >> and now we heard from the couple dorner held hostage. >> he said i just want to clear my name. >>> berkshire hathaway ceo warren buffett and 3g buying heinz. >>> a boxer has been allegedly for taking a dive. the fan come upper-cut, the guy wasn't even close. >>> whatever you're getting to your wife send it to her job in front of her cowork are sercoworkers. >>> and all that matters. >> democrats to show us their plan to stop the sequester. >> we need to find solutions. can he ant' just sit here and bitch. >> on "cbs this morning." >> don't worry, senator rubio, nobody noticed. that you gave a speech. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on assignment, so james brown is with us. as we come on the air in the west, olympic track store and double amputee oscar pist
for comments he made about gay players in the nfl. ktvu's joe fonzi is in new orleans and tells us how chris culliver faced the media today and what he said. joe? >> reporter: frank, we talked about this throughout the week, the super bowl is about fun and games but one or two serious issues come up throughout the week, that see the case today -- that was the case today. chris culliver's comments went viral today and this was the first time he was available to the media and the last time either team will be available to the media till sunday's game. he didn't duck the issues but his comments sounded different than earlier. >> i am sorry i offended anyone. like i said it was an ugly comment. it is not what i feel in my heart. hopefully i grow from this experience and situation and i love san francisco. anybody have any entitlements -- >> reporter: 49 brass and teammates weighed in on a day in which they would have preferred to be talking about football. >> i do believe that that is not -- there wasn't malice in his heart. he is not that kind of person. he is not a -- he is not an ugly person.
another super pac to take on fellow republicans. would you buy a used car from this man? i don't think so. why anybody would trust him with a dime after he blew $400 million the last time around. we'll also take a look at president obama yesterday in minneapolis saying people have to decide do they stand with cops or kids. all of that coming up right here on current tv. >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. stop looking at car interiors. get inspired by other stuff. yep. yep. ok. sure. why not? woah. touchscreens. put that in your dash. now, luxury stuff. make your seats like that. that thing has wifi, why doesn't your car? you can't do that. ignore that guy. give it wifi. yes! make it fit 5 people. no, 5 actual sized people. give them leg room, good. destroy boring
right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right. it sets off in the '80s where he began his career as a community organizer. he would become a state legislator and u.s. senator. the connection is great. he still has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union an
in the 40s and it's not growing to take much to get us into the low to mid-50s this afternoon with mostly sunny skies. it will be breezy. while it's cool for february, it's a lot better than being in the 20s and 30s which is something we could see this time of year and likely will see that colder air in some form, not 20s but some 30s over the weekend. clouds to the south across southern virginia and pennsylvania. a few of them drifting into northern maryland but for the most part we have clear skies and windy conditions coming down a little bit but still gusting over 30 in petersburg and martinsburg. we're gusting 28 right now. we had gusts a few hours ago over 40 out in the mountains. temps, look at that, in the 40s but now with the lighter winds, manassas and culpeper down to 39. still 47 in annapolis and frederick at 43. looking at high temperatures this afternoon, we'll be in the low to mid-50s out there. so very, very comfortable for this time of year. storm system tomorrow could bring us a few problems. more on that coming up. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> the
this document to be filed in the u.s. attorney in washington d.c. and it has to do with the allegation over misuse of campaign funds. the investigation also takes in his wife sandy in chicago who served as his campaign manager. >> lynn sweet, thank you very much. much more coming up. also, we'll hear from the president in chicago. i'm brooke baldwin. listen to jim acosta in for wolf in washington. hey, jim. >>> thanks, brooke. happening now, look up in the sky. a fireball and a shocking reminder that planet earth is spinning around in a very unpredictable neighborhood. back on dry land and already heading to court, we have details of the first lawsuit filed by a passenger who says the cruise line's negligence turned their vacation into a nightmare. >>> and the "blade runner" goes to court and cries uncontrollably. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jim acosta. you're in the situation room. we are starting in chicago where right now president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the nee
the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterparts and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. >> this is not the first time that western t
hundreds. >>> the risk you could face from reverse mortgages. and sally field tells us how she nearly missed out on her oscar-nominated role. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the shocker from out of space. >> hundreds hurt after a meteor rains down on russia. >> leaving several buildings shaken and damaged. >> almost 1,000 miles east of moscow. >> up to 400 people may have been injured. >> hours before a 150-foot-wide asteroid is supposed to pass by. >> hug your loved ones, have them close and listen to some arrow smiktd. >> i'm glad to be out of here. >> the pleasure cruise that went very bad is finally over. >> first of all, sorry, carnival, for taking your bath robe. i figure they owed me. >> he murdered his girlfriend. >> there are reports she was shot through the bathroom door. >> a rare filibuster. >> i hope one democrat will look at chuck hagel's record and reconsid reconsider. >> just when you thought things couldn't get worse, it's worse. >> christopher dorner is dead. using his dental records, they were able to identify do
will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker
congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back f
for the digital age. should police be able to track you using your cell phone without a warrant? >>> yoga for your face? is this the way to get rid of wrinkles without botox? >>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. strike up the band for the super bowl champs. tens of thousands played hook write today to flood the streets of baltimore. >> through the charm city. it was a chance for the team to thank fans and for fans to thank the team for bringing home the championship. >> news4's chris gordon joins us now lye from baltimore with more on the charm offensive. >> reporter: it is said that baltimore is a blue-collar town with a chip on its shoulder. but today was filled with respect for the ravens and the city that they serve and love and the fans here and it all began this super bowl victory celebration. it began at city hall with the team's arrival and the super bowl trophy showing it to their fans, sharing it for the first time. and then the parade. there was a marching band, the cheerleaders, ravens, on floats, and in military vehicles. waving to the crowds that line the stree
for joining us and thanks for being with us. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> greta: , tonight, is washington a threat to americans? now, according to a new pugh poll the answer is, yes. a majority of americans saying washington poses a threat to their personal rights and freedoms. karl rove is here to talk about that plus much more ahead. "on the record" starts right now. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consi
, initially, police told us they were looking for kim tolefree as well as a 1-year- old child, a girl. her name was -- her name is isaza tolefree. she was described as last wearing a pink shirt with blue bears holding anage and yellow blanket and kim tolefree was last seen wearing a plaid and beige coat, acid washed jeans. we're told the suspect was armed and dangerous. the twist -- and we just got done talking with oakland police and her daughters as well, we're told this may not be a child at all. it may be a case of domestic violence involving drugs. here's what one neighbor said. we don't that have sound right now. we're trying to sort out out the details. a cording -- sort the details. this 1-year-old girl, according had kim tolefree's daughters, the child does not exist. it may have been a matter of a domestic violence case with drugs. pline floor -- brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we're following developing news out of turkey. a suicide bomber set off explosives killing himself and an embassy security guard. coming up at 7:15, what we are hearing about the group responsible
the u.s. embassy in turkey's capital was an "act of terror," said a white house spokesman today. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the deadly blast from a reporter on the scene in ankara. >> woodruff: then, margaret warner reports on a widening divide between israelis and palestinians after more than a decade of starts and stops in pece talks. waer: thousas ofsraeli shoppers used to drive up this road to take advantage of the bargains in the palestinian shops just ahead. the popular shopping district has become a virtual ghost town. >> brown: secretary of state hillary clinton logged nearly a million miles visiting more than 100 countries in the last four years. ray suarez examines her legacy. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we close with a preview of sunday's big game. npr's mike pesca joins us from new orleans, site of super bowl xlvii. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newour has been proded by: >> bnsf railw
. >> thanks for joining us. one suggestion on how to deal with this cope wise? >> actually, watching you guys, given that you can put up with this, you're good for another 15 years. >> thanks so much for joining us. it's so much fun to talk to you guys. thank you for coming in. this was a lot of fun. we'll toss it over to you. >> thank you so much, mike. >>> of course it is 6:00 a.m. on this friday morning. we're so happy you're joining us. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. we have monika samtani watching your traffic. good morning, my dear. and some flurries out there. >> more than flurries. >> both issues, both traffic and weather. howard bernstein has that. >> we have this picture from the germantown marc station, folks waiting for the train. let's go to the weather graphics and you can see what's going on. they want to be on the train, not waiting for it there. roads are covered and slick. northern areas especially rough. seeing a lot of this firsthand. so watch out up in frederick county. parts of upper montgomery county and loudoun county and charles town, west virginia. win cheste
viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: for the second time in five months, a u.s. diplomatic post has been the target of a deadly assault. a suicide bomber detonated a vest with explosives outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey, today, killing himself and a security guard. the white house described it as a terrorist attack. the explosion occurred around 1:15 p.m. local time. afterward, police tried to hold back the crowd gathered outside the u.s. facility in the turkish capital. debris littered the street near a side entrance where the blast took place. emergency workers wheeled one of the injured into an awaiting ambulance. u.s. ambassador to turkey francis ricciardone spoke to reporters outside the embassy. >> right now, we are all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy. we salute his bravery, his service to turkey and to turkish-american friendship. our hearts go out to his family. >> brown: in istanbul, prime minister recep tayyip erdogan called the bombing an "attack against peace in our country." and in washington, the state department's victoria
is being remembered right now. more on that later. gregg, thank you for being with us today. >> my pleasure. martha: we'll see you back here tomorrow and "happening now" starts right now. jenna: right now we have brand new stories and breaking news. >> the little boy at the center of the hostage drama, tense negotiations to get him free and the high-tech surveillance equipment now helping investigators. >>> also the troop drawdown in afghanistan. new reaction from inside that country. what the afghan people fear might happen when u.s. forces leave. >>> plus, lights out at the super bowl. did you catch this? a power outage putting the big game on hold for more than a half an hour. what was the behind the blackout? jenna: let's not jinx anything. we need our lights. jon: we do. it is all "happening now." jon: first up today, that terrifying hostage situation in alabama now in its 7th day. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: what a story. good morning everybody, i'm jenna lee. drones are now flying over that underground bunker where police say jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy
call or e-mail us. we also want to hear from you on twitter. in january, a northwestern university professor david figlio talked about school choice at the university of florida law school. this is an hourlong event. >> thank you. the bob graham's center for public service is very pleased to co-sponsor this. this is a great policy for us to look at. david figlio is the professor of education, social policy and economics at northwestern university. he is also a research associate at the national bureau of economic research and a founding member of the research program on the economics of education. his research on education and social policy has been funded by the u.s. department of education, the nih and the gates foundation among many others. his current research involves evaluating the tax credit scholarship program, the largest school voucher program in the united states. conducting a large-scale study of school accountability in florida and following children from birth through school career to study keep questions regarding early childhood poverty analysts inequality. prior to
reaction from inside that country. what the afghan people fear might happen when u.s. forces leave. >>> plus, lights out at the super bowl. did you catch this? a power outage putting the big game on hold for more than a half an hour. what was the behind the blackout? jenna: let's not jinx anything. we need our lights. jon: we do. it is all "happening now." jon: first up today, that terrifying hostage situation in alabama now in its 7th day. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: what a story. good morning everybody, i'm jenna lee. drones are now flying over that underground bunker where police say jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage. the boy has asperger's syndrome and is said to be as comfortable as possible. it all began when the suspect allegedly boarded a school bus, demanding hostages. police say he shot the driver when the driver tried to intervene. that driver, charles poland, was laid to rest this weekend. investigators say besides careful negotiations, dykes is showing very few signs that he is willing to end the standoff. elizabeth prann is live in mid
. peggy fox brings us the story from culpeper. >> reporter: it took the jury about four hours to reach a decision on punishment. they decided to give daniel harmon-wright no more than 12 months for each of the three counts for a total off no more than 36 months behind bars. minutes after the jury decided daniel harmon-wright should spend the next three years behind bars the former culpeper police officer was handcuffed and escorted back to jail. special prosecutor jim fisher said he was satisfied with the decision. >> it was an abandonment of the role of police officer entirely and i think it was important for the jury to send that message and i think they did. >> reporter: the jury did not find harmon-wright acted with malice when he shot and killed patricia cook who was trespassing sitting in her jeep in a school parking lot. he says she clamped her window shut on his fingers and started driving away when he opened fire. >> he still feels like he did the job he was hired to do and there was nothing else he could have done. so he feels victimized. >> reporter: instead of murder the
dead and u.s. diplomatic staffers on high alert. it happened in the capital of turkey. officials are trying to figure out if this is an isolated attack or the beginning of a pattern. tom fitzgerald is following this one for us. so tom, any indication who is behind this one? >> officially right now, no group claimed responsibility for this attack. officially, pinning the blame on turkish government and the united states, but it comes on the heels of recent. it happened at 1:15 in the afternoon in the city of oswald. a suicide bomber dead enated explosive devices. both the bomber and the guard at the embassy was killed in the explosive. here in washington, appearing with andrea, vice president joe biden condemned the attack. >> i also really with the expression of sympathy -- i don't have detail, but was characterized as a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> while no group has said it was behind the attack, turkey's interior minister blames a group opposed to turkey's government and sharp contrast to last year's ben ghazi attack. this act is an act of terror. >> a suicide bombi
further worsen the situation. president obama is calling the national community the u.s. security council to take steps to cush north korea's nuclear ambitions. >> kelly wright reporting live for us from washington. >> it is time for your top 5@5:00. we are hours away from president obama's first state of the union address of his second term. we are told the president's address will focus on his plans for gun control legislation, immigration reform and increasing government spending to boost the economy. florida senator marco rubio will give the republican response and kentucky senator rand paul will deliver the tea party response. 4,000 people stranded at sea in the gulf of mexico has been pushed back by another day. lost power after an engine fire set to be towed to mexico but it drifted so far north it will be towed to alabama and will not arrive until thursday. they have been bringing supplies to the ship. passengers are said to be sleeping in tents on decks with limited access to bathrooms water and food. >>> now that pope benedict xvi is revining at the end of the month who will rep
's symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need visit knowcrohns.com/tv and use the interactive discussion guide to speak with your gastroenterologist. >>> welcome back, everybody. want to show you some new pictures, this is secretary of state hillary clinton leaving her home in washington, d.c., heading to her last day at the state department where she will no doubt be dealing with the explosion of the u.s. embassy in ankara so we're going to be following that for us as well as she heads in for her last day and john kerry begins his first day at the state department. >> you have to say right up 'til the end she is dealing with serious issues and ensures that security around the world in our embassies are one of the hallmarks of her tenure at state. >> this morning we've been talking about the possible suspects, hezbollah, iran, syria, also al qaeda, the suspects in benghazi bombing fled to turkey after that bombing. >> lots of suspects in this. thanks guy, appreciate it. we get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> hi, soledad. stories we're
will also promote the use of alternative energy. >> the fact that it was coming from kids made it hit home a lot harder. the child shall lead them, sort of thing. she set the example for the town. it's great that westerly has a person that we can be very proud of. >> if everyone gave a little something back and took a little time out of their day to do something for others, the world would be a better place. . >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." day six and the standoff continues. jimmy lee dykes has not surre surrendersurren surrendered. >>> now, governor rick perry has taken a stand. what he said might surprise you. >>> and the moment is almost here, nope. not the super bowl, new york's fashion week. we'll have a preview. >>> it is sunday, february 3rd, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa rep
right now in "the newsroom" the blast felt around the world. suicide bomber strikes just outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. we have the latest on this developing story. >>> mistakenly freed a convicted murderer on the loose, the latest on the frantic search to find him. >>> popular cough and cold syrups you may have in your cupboard are being recalled because the caps on the bottles aren't child proof enough. plus -- i can't even explain to you how insane it is in bat herher baltimore. >> what time is it? >> game time! >> what time is it? >> game time! >> big dogs in the house! >> woof, woof! >>> a couple of hours ago a bomber got as close to the front gate of the u.s. embassy in turkey before detonating. the state department scrambles to beef up security in response to the deadly attack on americans in benghazi, libya. nicholas burns is former state department official joins us from cambridge, massachusetts, good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> so this in all respects the suicide bomber targeted the u.s. embassy in turkey. what do you make of that? >> well, it's just hard to know t
afternoon break up. some high clouds still off to the south this morning. well south of us down toward fredricksburg and southern maryland. we have a few clouds also in the mountains. with the gusty winds still gusting to 40 miles an hour in peat usburg. -- peat usburg -- petersburg. we've upped our wind gust from -- from 18 to 28. one of our cold spots, that's unusual at 38. let's send it over to monika samtani. she'll get you out the door with timesaver traffic. >>> i was looking at my maps and trying to figure out where this accident is in columbia on the ramp from westbound route 32 to get on to northbound route 29. so right there in columbia. apparently it's an overturned tractor-trailer. so what you might just want to do if you're heading westbound on route 32, use 95 instead and avoid that area heading here to northbound route 29. that's where that overturned tractor-trailer sits on that ramp and you won't be able to access route 29 because of it. i will of course keep you posted on that situation. let's take a live look at the beltway. a little closer in, no problems to report
. >> reporter: with earnings season winding down, wall street could use some new headlines to chew on. good economic data would be nice. friendly washington politics would also be helpful. tonight's state of the union speech might give investors a clue as to whether that's likely to happen. veteran trader teddy weissberg is hoping president obama will stress the need for bipartisanship but isn't sure that's what he'll hear. >> in terms of tonight, i don't think anybody that i talk to in the wall street arena expects to hear anything terribly dramatic one way or another. >> reporter: since lawmakers and the white house kicked the proverbial can down the road around new years, the stock market has rallied rather nicely. the s&p 500 is up nearly 7% and the dow is about 150 points away from its all-time high. of course, stocks have been getting help from corporate america, too. it turns out fourth quarter profits were better than expected, led by the housing sector and financial firms. >> about 345 companies have reported so far, of which 70% have beaten earnings expectations and 66% have beate
be east of us in the next hour and dealing with cloud cover here for most of your monday along with these mild temperatures. right now warming up and it's just rain, reagan national reported a temperature of 39. bwi 37. enjoy today, it's going to warmup into the upper 50s and a few low 60s south and west of washington this afternoon. with a few peaks of sunshine but predominantly a cloudy monday. a very active weather pattern. might be wintery weather on the way. details on that in a minute. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> on the roads right now hands are full. police activity tying up the community along route 5 near silver hill road and route 5 at iverson. blocked because wires on the highway. inbound on 50 down to 26 miles an hour headed in towards northeast washington. pop up the cameras and show you what else is happening. southbound 270, they cleared an accident that was tying up the right hand exit. the right lanes rather headed on to the inner loop of the bhelt way. delays south on 270 and again from falls road headed out towards the split. lanes are open 395 and
to be covering jobs in the market. vince reinhart will be joining us. and what is a jobs friday without a little shot of rock and roll? kansas is celebrating 40 years in the music business. it has been a very changed scene over those 40 years. we have the founding member, drummer and band manager phil e. hart. andrew, obviously, we have it all today. we do, we do. it's great to see you, becky. joe mentioned stocks are off to a very strong start this year. if you believe in the january barometer, it's a great sign for the bulls. the theory satsdz that the s&p direction in january sets the tone for the next 11 months. the s&p ridesing more than 5% for this january. the transports, by the way, even stronger with a more than 9% gain. the nasdaq also positive, up 4%. here are a few stats of note that are worth thinking about. it was the best month for the dow industrial transports and s&p 500 since october 2011. the best january for the dow industrials since 1994. it's the strongest start to the year for transports since 1991 and the largest january returns for the s&p 500 since 1997. professor jerem
.m. on the east coast, 11:00 a.m. out west. thanks for joining us. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. new information about a horrifying hostage situation in al bam pla now in its fifth day. police are in constant communication with a man holding a 5-year-old in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. george howell is there. police came out with new details what items the suspect jimmy lee dikes is giving the child. what are they? >> we just heard from the sheriff here, wally olson. he said a few interesting things. we learned that mr. dykes has electric heater and blankets. certainly it's cold in the bunker, about a constant 50 degrees in that bunker underground. they're still able to get the young boy medications he needs. he suffers from asperger's syndrome and dhd. also able to get him the crayons and coloring book. also toys. and there was another interesting thing that i noticed in this particular press conference. when the sheriff said that he wanted to thank mr. dykes, listen to this. >> he's told us that he has a lk heater and blankets inside that he's taking care of
dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very l
enough to be mounted on top of a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. it comes two weeks after they conducted a missile test in direct defiance of u.n. security council resolutions. >> the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting to address the issue. even china, north korea's long-time ally, has expressed firm opposition to the nuclear tests. we'll have more on this breaking story later on on "gma." >>> we turn to a change of the top of the catholic church. pope benedict made the bombshell announcement he is stepping down. >> at age 85, the pope says he cannot keep up with the job. nick schifrin joins us from rome with more. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. pope benedict is a shy leader. but he's unpredictable, unprecedented. and it might just guarantee his legacy. at 85, he is silver-haired and cerebral and says he simply can't keep up. pope benedict xvi tells his cardinals in latin, quote, i had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. in the last year, benedict grew in
evening, sir. >> good evening. >> greta: can you tell us what the children saw? what did they tell you they saw? >> when they stopped the school bus to allow one of the children to get out, the shooter had stepped aboard the bus and asked they release two children between the ages of 6 and 8 years old under him. he told some of the kids to get off the bus. i don't know at the time if all were released or some of them. they also said that the bus driver had stood up between him and some of the children to try to protect them. that the particular time is when he was shot. >> greta: i'm curious if they gave any indication that the gunman seemed to know the bus driver or whether pick out some child to take or whether it was random. any indication either way? >> it seems like it was a random kidnapping. we do know that the driver and the shooter did have knowledge of one another and had actually words in the past. >> greta: this is rather small community. have you ever heard this man or hear anything about him? >> i have not. i've only been back in the community about 7 months. i pastored a
, everyone. i'm randi kaye, glad you're with us. we begin this morning with news about the shooting death of a former nav former naval s.e.a.l. chris kyle was killed yesterday along with another person at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. local newspapers also confirm the death. wfaa reports a former marine suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder is being held in connection with the shootings. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company kraft international. kyle recounted his four combat tours in iraq in his book "american sniper." his more than 150 sniper kills had them placing a bounty on his head. most recently he appeared on the reality show "stars earn stripes" and conan o'brien show. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents that they put a $20,000 bounty on your head, is that right? >> yes, sir. >> how did the iraqi insurgents identify who you were? >> when i'd go into a house and we had occupied houses, i would take the top of my uniform off and just have my short sleeve shirt on and youed and see my tattoo coming down my arm and they identified that w
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